We have a great blog hop for you this month. For our March Paper Crafting Blog Hop the theme is animals and punches. There are so many fun projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe! Be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Julia M's blog. Her projects are always great!
A Little Fun Forest Whimsy
The FRIENDS OF THE FOREST stamp set gives me such a youthful and whimsical feeling. And I love, love, love how the DEER BUILDER punch will punch the deer stamped image exactly! But I couldn't stop there. I wanted the tree and bird to have that cut out look so as you can see I did a little "fussy cutting" with my PAPER SNIPS scissors. (I have to admit it really wasn't too painful). Then of course I "popped up" those images with Stampin' Dimensionals because everything is better with a little extra dimension! I tied it all together with a little white frame using the STITCHED RECTANGLE dies.
For the background I used the BEAUTY OF THE EARTH Designer Series Paper. I tore a 2" x 5-1/4" (5 cm x 14.4 cm) strip of DSP and layered them together for the grass. I also stamped the toadstools and flower stamp directly onto the DSP in Mossy Meadow ink. I used Stampin' Blends for all of the images. But look closely at the toadstools and flowers and you will see some white touches. I used a White Craft ink refill and a toothpick to add those.
I also had a lot of fun stamping and coloring a piece for the inside of my card. I stamped the images on a separate piece of Basic White cardstock because I wanted to use Stampin' Blends to color the images and there is always a little bleed through on the back side. I cut my Basic White cardstock to fit exactly the inside at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.5 cm x 14.9 cm) then I attached the stamped piece to the inside of the card base.
Now I just have to decide who will receive this fun card!
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